Daddin': The Verb of Being a Dad
Inspired by the book, by Dion McInnis
A Book “Review”
May 30, 2013Posted by on
I had a book reading this morning at a local Rotary Club, sharing stories and poetry from Daddin’. As I signed books for some of the attendees, I was pleased to sign three for one man: one for his son, and one for each of his two sons in-law. I said, “I hope they enjoy them.” The man replied, “I am sure they will. I sure enjoyed mine.”
And I smiled.
I have always hoped that by being as genuine as I can for my sons, they will turn out being better men than me as a pattern of growth for McInnis men. Dad’s tombstone reads “He has left for us a most noble pattern,” and that is the best any of us can do for those who follow. Now the book plays a role, I hope.
The book is honest, if nothing else, as it shares the various perspectives of sonhood and fatherhood. My greatest hope is that it makes a difference first, and then perhaps some enjoyment, too. Today’s “customer” tells me that perhaps I am on the right path in helping others see the joy of the greatest “job” around…being a parent…a dad.